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[Towertalk] Trylon raising questions

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Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 11:51:12 -0600

OK, I concede, for LIGHT antennas, raised VERTICALLY
alongside a tower, I suppose it is OK to use a GIN POLE
for the lifting fixture.

Disclaimer:  Anyone who bends their gin pole mast while
raising an antenna is on their own.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002  Bill Coleman <> writes:
> On 8/22/02 10:17 AM, at wrote:
> >My personal rule for Rohn Gin Poles is:
> >
> >NEVER  EVER  use a Gin Pole to raise antennas.  
> >
> >Don't even think about it....  NEVER !
> Oh, I dunno. Depends on the load, and how it is arranged.
> My A3S barely weighs 20 lbs. K9AY and I had no trouble raising it 
> with a 
> Bill Wall gin pole (much more substantial than a Rohn gin pole). But 
> then, we didn't try to tram it, we raised it straight up the side of 
> the 
> tower. (Bracketed, no guys to deal with) If you do have guys, you 
> can 
> sometimes pirouette the beam around the guys. (I've watched W4AN do 
> this 
> while I held the rope) This still lifts the antenna straight up.
> So, a gin pole is appropriate for light loads (no more than a Rohn 
> tower 
> section) being raised straight up. Tramming antennas requires a 
> stout 
> mast, and possibly back-guys.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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